Population data for Kuwait as of 1990 were compared with population data for the country as of 1980. Kuwait is a small country·population 2,048,422 as of 1990, up from 1,357,952 in 1980·50.8 percent growth over the 10-year period.
The theoretically stable size of the population for Kuwait is approximately five million. Kuwait is expected to reach a net reproduction rate of 1.0 by 2010. The population for the country as of 2025 is projected to be approximately four million. The country's total fertility rate of 3.5 potential births per woman of childbearing age in 1990 was down from the total fertility rate of 5.0 in 1980.
Kuwait's crude birth rate decreased from 39.76 per 1,000 in 1980 to 26.37 per 1,000 in 1990. The country's crude death rate also decreased·from 3.67 per 1,000 in 1980 to 2.13 per 1,000 in 1990. The infant mortality rate of 11 per 1,000 in 1990 was down from 28 per 1,000 in 1980.
Data for Kuwait's population by age and sex are presented in Tables 1 (1980) and 2 (1990). These tables may be found on the following page. As the data presented in the tables indicate, Kuwait, unlike most Western developed societies, has a larger male population component than female population component. Further, it is only on the 75 and older age group that the female and male population groups are approximately the same size.
Data for live births according to the age of the mother in Kuwait are presented in Tables 3 (1980) and 4 (1990). These tables may be found on page 3.
Kuwait: Population (000s) By Age and Sex·1980
Kuwait: Population (000s) By Age and Sex·1990